Standard Heat Detection Heat detectors are durable and built to withstand the rigors of commercial and industrial fire alarm applications. Heat detectors detect fire in one of two ways; rate-of-rise, which measures the rate at which the temperature in an area increases or fixed temperature operation, which triggers an alarm once it detects a pre-set temperature.
Linear Heat Detection In areas where environmental factors can make it tough to protect valuable assets from damage due to fire and smoke. Linear Heat Detection systems are ideal for applications where ambient conditions prohibit the use of spot- type smoke, flame or heat detectors. For instance, coal conveyors, manufacturing processes, barns and stables are too dirty for spot-type smoke or heat detection. Detectors can easily become clogged by the unavoidable environment dirt, resulting in false alarms, or worse, lack of detection when it's really needed. Additionally, spot-type detectors are generally designed for ambient temperatures between 32°F and 120°F. Applications such as aircraft hangers and cold storage warehouses routinely exceed these limitations.
Linear Heat Detection is specifically designed to protect long distances. It is ideal as protection running the length of a tunnel or along a cable tray. Remember—unlike spot-type detectors, Linear Heat Detection provides a consistent level of protection along the entire length of the cable, regardless of the application size or configuration.
Linear Heat Detection is also outstanding for use in classified hazardous areas, giving comprehensive coverage without the expense of installing a myriad of explosion-proof spot detectors, conduit and wiring. Continuous, consistent protection at an affordable cost makes Linear Heat Detection a winner when designing for difficult applications where environment is an issue.